i thank all of you for your efforts in that regard. and i yield back, mr. chairman. thank you. >> i thank the gentleman, miss bordallo, the gentle lady from guam. >> thank you, mr. chairman, secretary gregson. i appreciate working with you on the guam issues and looking forward to your answers today. and mr. shear, thank you for appearing before the committee and, finally, admiral willard, thank you, and i look forward to working with you as our new pac-com commander. i co-chair the china caucus with my colleague congressman forbes. and i have several questions regarding recent security developments in china and how it affects our posture in the asia pacific region. secretary gregson, it seems that china wants to continue becoming a global power that has serious force projection capabilities and on his most recent asian trip, president obama stated that the united states is and will remain a pacific power.